Quilting · Sewing

Zero Waste Quilting: A Sustainable Approach to Creativity

Zero Waste Quilting: A Sustainable Approach to Creativity — In quilting, every scrap of fabric holds the potential for beauty and utility. Zero waste quilting is not just a method; it’s a philosophy that embraces sustainability and resourcefulness in every stitch. This approach to quilting ensures that nothing is wasted, and everything is valued, from the tiniest fabric confetti to the largest quilt top.

Quilting · Sewing

The Resurgence of Men in the Sewing World

The Resurgence of Men in the Sewing World – Sewing has long been associated with women perpetuating the stereotype that it’s a “feminine” skill. However, as societal norms evolve, more men are breaking free from these outdated perceptions and embracing sewing as a means of self-expression and skill development. From crafting their own clothes to creating intricate quilts and accessories, men are proving that sewing knows no gender boundaries.

Quilting · Sheets

Should You Use a Sheet for Backing on a Quilt? Pros and Cons

Should You Use a Sheet for Backing on a Quilt? Pros and Cons — When it comes to quilting, the backing fabric plays a crucial role in the overall look, feel, and durability of your masterpiece. While traditional quilting cotton is the go-to choice for many quilters, using a sheet as backing has become a popular alternative. But is it a wise choice? Let’s explore the pros and cons of using a sheet for backing on a quilt.

QuiltCon · Quilting · Sewing

What is QuiltCon?

What is QuiltCon? An event that transcends mere exhibitions and workshops; it’s a celebration, an immersion, and a communion of creativity and community. Welcome to QuiltCon, where fabric becomes a medium of expression, and stitches weave narratives of passion and artistry. #quiltcon

Quilting · Sewing

What is a tailor’s clapper?

A tailor’s clapper is a simple but useful tool for sewing enthusiasts who want to achieve crisp and flat seams or creases on their fabric. In this blog post, I will explain what a tailor’s clapper is, how it works, and why you should have one in your sewing kit. #tailorsclapper

Quilting

Rag Quilt

A rag quilt is a cozy and charming type of quilt that embraces a shabby-chic aesthetic. Unlike traditional quilts, rag quilts have exposed seam allowances on the outside, creating a frayed, textured look. These quilts are typically made using simple square fabric pieces sewn together, with the magic happening during the washing process. #ragquilt

Quilt Block · Quilting · Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Underground Railroad Quilt Code

Underground Railroad Quilt Code – When Africans were brought to America as slaves, their strong oral tradition accompanied them. In a number of African tribes, the most honored person was the storyteller, who committed to memory the entire history of the tribe, which he then taught to a younger member of the group. Each succeeding generation was assured in this way that the tribe’s historical record would be retained.

Quilt Block · Quilting · Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Tumbling Blocks Quilt Block

Tumbling Blocks Quilt Block – Quilting is a rich tapestry woven with tradition creativity, and intricate designs. Among the myriad quilt blocks, the Tumbling Blocks Quilt Block stands out as a timeless favorite, capturing the hearts of quilters with its mesmerizing three-dimensional illusion. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history, construction, and enduring allure of the Tumbling Blocks Quilt Block.

Quilt Block · Quilting · Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Bow Tie Quilt Block

Bow Tie Quilt Block – Quilting is an art form that weaves together tradition, creativity, and precision. Among the myriad of quilt blocks, the Bow Tie quilt block stands out for its simplicity and timeless appeal. In this blog post, we’ll explore the origins, construction, and endless possibilities that come with incorporating the Bow Tie block into your quilting repertoire.